Stop Pretending You Know

Stop trying to pretend you know all that is going on. Sometimes things, events, or people can’t be “explained” by natural means. Trust God’s heart in the midst of whatever is going on and His sovereignty in working things together for His glory and our ultimate good.

Over here in “nanny land” (I have the privilege of being a nanny to two bright youngsters), we’ve been dealing with a situation with the oldest girl. I will remind her to change out of her pajamas, and she responds, “I know.” When school time starts and we are learning addition, she responds, “I already know.” Later on, it will be time to pick up toys and when I tell her, she says (you guessed it): “I KNOW.”

All this to say, her parents and I have decided that she needs to replace “I know” with “yes ma’am!” or “okay!” and it has been a bit challenging. The root of her pretending like she knew came from her trying to make sense of what is going on in her ever-changing world. So we want this sweet girl to trust our heart and what we say, rather than pretend like she knows everything.

Don’t we do the same thing in our own thinking?

We try to explain everything away or pretend like we know, when in fact we may not. Sometimes the Lord may take us through a series of events that make us see how little we know, or have a humbling time in school, or be misunderstood by others. All of these things can be tough and it can be hard to see the “WHY” at the time, but

God is so much bigger than our temporary questions.

He wants us to trust His heart even if we don’t fully understand on this side of eternity what the purpose of certain things are.

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways! | Romans‬ ‭11:33

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. | 1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:25‬

These Scriptures remind me that God’s wisdom and purposes are so much greater than my own knowledge. Of course, digging and asking questions isn’t a bad thing. He isn’t afraid of our inquiries, is not put off by a persistence in praying over things that are rough, and His sovereignty is not dictated by our stupidity (for lack of better words).

He knows better.

So, in whatever sticky situation you are in, or with that person you are struggling to understand at this very moment, or season of life you wish would end, it is better to look to the Lord and trust His heart in the matter than having all the answers. This isn’t throwing logic out the window by any means, but there are moments (and you know what those are) where God calls us to simply trust His heart even over our temporary knowledge.

Jesus is better, my friends!

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